Varieties of hosting solutions
A hosting solution involves saving and/or sharing given web content on a server handled by a website hosting company. There are various varieties of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's take a glimpse at these. In this way, you can determine what you need, depending on whether you desire to launch a site, email aliases, or to share files with pals and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service distributed by various hosts, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage accounts often involve adverts by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a given span of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly untrue explanation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the load between autonomous packs of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous web hosting services (email, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a brand of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; certain providers offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting variant is appropriate if you want to share an immense number of pics with comrades or colleagues since the service is usually free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.
- Email hosting: a service devoted to taking care of your email box accounts. Some providers offer web hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you want to keep a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can open electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video files and a few hundred site viewers, you may have a hard time with your web site hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will permit you to utilize as many video clips as you want without hassling about system quotas.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to own a website. To a certain extent, it comprises all of the aforesaid hosting varieties since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and mails, upload videos, etc. At Innovator Host, for instance, you can explore web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that enable you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one single place. There may be limitations based on the kind of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web site hosting package may be better or worse compared to the ordinary email/file/video/image hosting plans that are devised for particular content only.